A party before the hard hats

By WEEK Producer

A party before the hard hats

April 4, 2014 Updated Apr 4, 2014 at 9:20 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A children's museum in Peoria has been a dream for many and now construction is just a few months away.

The Power of Play campaign has been raising money for many years for a children's museum.

And Friday night they hosted a "before party".

The public was invited to Glen Oak pavilion to get a look at designs for six different galleries that will be in the museum.

The development director says a children's museum is exactly what the kids need.

"Peoria is one of the only cities of our size to not already have a Children's Museum, so we knew it was really important. We know the children need a place like this to play, so we're very excited to offer this to them," said development director Brenda O'Russa.

They hope to start construction by late spring or early summer.

If you would like to donate you can go to their website www.powerofplaypeoria.org.

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